Speaker "Usman Sheikh" Details Back



Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Legal Issues


This session will cover cutting-edge legal and ethical issues as it relates to artificial intelligence.  The discussion will begin with general regulatory developments in North America on the topic of AI.  Specific subjects will then be addressed, including AI and privacy law considerations, tort law, contract law and other legal and risk factors to consider when employing artificial intelligence.

Who is this presentation for? 
Business leaders, lawyers, and consumers.


Usman Sheikh is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office.  Named in 2018 as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers" by Canadian Lawyer and one of the top three fintech lawyers in Canada by Chambers, he serves as the National Head of the Blockchain & Smart Contract practice group and a key leader of the firm’s Tech practice.  His practice focuses on cutting-edge artificial intelligence, FinTech and blockchain mandates.  A highly sought-after thought leader on emerging technologies, Usman has briefed the offices of several prime ministers, as well as ministers, on the disruptive power of emerging technologies, and is regularly invited to speak to business leaders and at global blockchain conferences throughout the world. He has lectured at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), co-lectured with the heads of blockchain for Nasdaq and the TMX, and has also presented to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Law Society of Ontario, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, and several other regulatory organizations.